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dc.contributor.authorPham, Thong
dc.contributor.authorKingston, J.
dc.contributor.authorStrickland, G.
dc.contributor.authorChen, Wensu
dc.contributor.authorHao, H.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-18T07:58:15Z
dc.date.available2018-05-18T07:58:15Z
dc.date.created2018-05-18T00:23:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationPham, T. and Kingston, J. and Strickland, G. and Chen, W. and Hao, H. 2018. Effect of crumb rubber on mechanical properties of multi-phase syntactic foams. Polymer Testing. 66: pp. 1-12.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/67378
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.12.033
dc.description.abstract

Syntactic foam is a lightweight and strong material which can be used in marine and aeronautical applications. However, the brittleness of the material limits its application to a broader range. Adding crumb rubber to the syntactic foam can increase its energy absorption capacity. The effect of crumb rubber on the fracture toughness and energy absorption capacity of 2-phase and 3-phase syntactic foam is evaluated under both static and impact loads. The experimental results have shown that the fracture toughness of the 2-phase rubberized syntactic foam increased by 8% while an increase of 22% of its fracture energy was observed. Under quasi-static loads, the 3-phase rubberized syntactic foam showed decreases in the compressive strength and elastic modulus but an increase in the energy absorption capacity as compared to the syntactic foam without crumb rubber. In addition, the impact energy absorption of the 3-phase rubberized syntactic foam increased by 24% as compared to that of the 3-phase syntactic foam without crumb rubber.

dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.titleEffect of crumb rubber on mechanical properties of multi-phase syntactic foams
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume66
dcterms.source.startPage1
dcterms.source.endPage12
dcterms.source.issn0142-9418
dcterms.source.titlePolymer Testing
curtin.departmentSchool of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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